Backroom: Ministers must show they have stomach for real reform

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore must have enjoyed their Christmas break. Since the summer holidays, it has been an increasingly challenging time for the party leaders. The heady days of Banríon Eíl

8th January, 2012

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore must have enjoyed their Christmas break. Since the summer holidays, it has been an increasingly challenging time for the party leaders.

The heady days of Banríon Eílis, as Gerry Adams is prone to call her, and US president Barack Obama's uplifting gig in College Green were soon forgotten when the government had to stop campaigning and started governing.

Whether by accident or design, the government cobbled...

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